Nets G Spencer Dinwiddie has surgery on right thumb

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

BOSTON -- Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie had surgery Monday to fix torn ligaments in his right thumb.

The team announced the operation prior to a game against the Boston Celtics. Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said he'd been texting with Dinwiddie -- who'd presumably used his left hand -- and the 25-year-old is in "good spirits."

Atkinson declined to provide a timeline for Dinwiddie's return.

Dinwiddie has been a bright spot for the surprising Nets, who entered on a six-game winning streak. They have 27 victories overall, one off last season's total.

The 6-foot-6 guard is averaging 17.2 points, mostly coming off the bench.